Polka Dots and Hearts Christening

In some countries, like the UK where I used to live, christening your child is take-it-or-leave-it, depending on your beliefs. In other countries, like Greece where I live now, it’s more like a rite of passage – although of course it’s still optional. To be honest, I’m not overly fussed about the whole thing – to me, God is everywhere – rituals and ceremonies hold little religious significance for me. But it’s important to the people I care about, and you know me – any excuse for a party! Continue reading

Sparkly Pencil Pots

A few weeks ago, the baby and I were hanging out in my favourite shop – where I spend far too much money – when I spotted some glittery pink, silver and blue in with the washi tape. Now, I’m not and never have been a glitter fan, but Middle Child loves all things pretty, pink and sparkly. (I have no idea why – my oldest is a complete tomboy). So I impulse-bought some sparkly washi tape. Which was a silly thing to do because I then had no idea what to do with it.

I soon got inspiration, however, from my ever-growing pile of rubbish which I intend to upcycle into beautiful home decorations. I’ve got a selection of cans I’m keeping for a kitchen storage project, and I suddenly though of a use for my new washi tape: Sparkly Pencil Pots! Continue reading